Enhanced Late Drop Option

The online late drop request is available for students who are unable to continue in a particular course. While this is not a preferred option, we realize circumstances might make it difficult to continue enrollment in a course. This online request will be available to students via MyPAck

Here are some important, key points to keep in mind about the new late drop options for students:

  • The late drop option is available to all students
  • It is important to consult with the instructor and your advisor before dropping any course
  • The drop is not automatic and will go through an approval process before being finalized
  • W grades will be assigned, but will not ultimately count toward the 16-hour maximum for undergraduate students
  • What is the deadline to submit a late drop request for my Summer class?
    The deadlines to submit late drop requests for Summer Sessions 2020 classes are as follows:
    Maymester 3-Week: July 20, 2020
    Summer I 5-Week: July 20, 2020
    Summer II 5-Week: August 28, 2020
    Summer 10-Week: August 28, 2020
    *Deadlines are subject to change.
  • What is the deadline to submit a late drop request for my Fall class?
    The deadline to submit late drop requests for Fall 2020 classes is Wednesday, December 23.
  • How do I submit a late drop request for my Fall class?

    Prior to Drop/Schedule Revision Deadline:

    The Late Drop Request is not available prior to the Drop/Schedule Revision deadline. You can drop a class by following these steps:

    1. Log into MyPack Portal
    2. Navigate to your Student Homepage
    3. Select the ‘Planning & Enrollment’ tile
    4. Select the ‘Enrollment Wizard’
    5. In the ‘My Schedule’ tab, select the ‘Drop’ box next to the appropriate course(s). Select the ‘Drop’ button and confirm the action.

    After Drop/Schedule Revision Deadline:

    To submit a Late Drop Request for a Fall 2020 class after the Drop/Schedule Revision deadline, follow these steps:

    1. Log into your MyPack Portal
    2. Navigate to your Student Homepage
    3. Select the ‘Planning & Enrollment’ tile
    4. From the left-hand navigation menu, select ‘COVID-19 Schedule Revision’
    5. In the ‘Request Drop’ column for the selected class(es), toggle the button to select ‘Yes.’
    6. Select the ‘Submit’ button above your class list. (Justification is required if submitting a request for a Late Drop.)

  • If I’m a graduating senior, can I submit a late drop request after my degree has been posted?
    No. Once your degree has been posted, you will no longer be able to submit a late drop request. It is important to ensure all requests are submitted prior to the beginning of degree posting.
  • If I’m a graduating senior, what if my grades have not been submitted prior to the beginning of degree posting?
    Graduation clearance and the posting of degrees runs for 30 days after commencement in order for late grades to be posted, transfer credit received and processed, and the resolution of other issues or requirements.  It is advisable for graduating seniors to sign up for the text messaging service that lets you know when a grade has been posted if you are considering a late drop in a course based on the grade received.  You can sign up for this service in your MyPack Portal: Student Homepage > Personal Information tile > Text/Email Notification Setup.


  • Who should I consult before I consider dropping a course for the term?
    Consult with the instructor of your course(s) and your academic advisor in order to identify alternative options that may be available and the effect of dropping a course.
  • Is there an approval process for a late drop request?
    Yes, at the undergraduate level course drops are approved by the student’s College Dean’s Office.  At the graduate level the drop will be approved by the student’s DGP and the Graduate School. Veterinary Medicine late drops are approved by the CVM Dean’s office. Students will be notified via email whether the request to drop each class was approved or denied.
  • Can I drop below full-time status to part-time with a late drop request?
    Yes, you can drop below full time status, however there are populations of students who should receive a consultation and/or carefully consider the effects of dropping below full-time. For students on financial aid you may be required to confirm participation in the course with your instructor and the, Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid. Additionally, if you drop below half-time we may report a new enrollment status and you may potentially move towards loan repayment. If you are an international student you will want to contact the Office of International Services before submitting a request to drop below full time status. Graduate Students on GSSP should NOT drop below full-time. Graduate Students with significant extenuating circumstances considering dropping below full time should discuss the situation with your DGP. Athletes need to contact Academic Support Program for Student-Athletes and students receiving VA Education Benefits can contact the Veterans Education Benefits team.
  • I am an International Student. Will dropping classes for the term impact my visa status?
    Dropping a course can impact your visa status and you should consult with the Office of International Services (OIS) before submitting a request. More information is available on the OIS website and their Coronavirus (COVID-19) FAQ page.
  • Will I get a refund if I drop a class through the late drop request process?
    No, refunds will not be offered for late drop requests.
  • Will I get a W grade for the course?
    Yes, but the W grade will not count against the 16 hour limit at the undergraduate level.
  • Will a late drop impact my Satisfactory Academic Progress?
    Yes, late drops may negatively impact Satisfactory Academic Progress. Please consult with your advisor before performing a late drop. Students who fail to meet Satisfactory Academic Progress standards will be notified at the end of the term and will be granted the opportunity to appeal to continue in the next term.